BUSINESS

Two new systems to boost construction industry

Two introductions in the construction sector – the new point based system (NPBS) evaluation for contractors and modified contractor classification system aim to generate more employment opportunities in the industry while laying the field for fairer play. As of   February 1, there was 209% increase in employment in construction industry …

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Having a ball without ball pens

Chhoden lower secondary school recently initiated a “green” move which saw the use of ballpoint pens replaced by fountain or ink pens. The man behind the move was a teacher, Rinchen Phuntsho, who on 24 March, 2012 made a presentation ‘zero plastic guilt-free writing’ on the history of ball pens …

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In-country training programs fail to attract enough takers

Roping in enough applicants especially classes X and XII pass-outs for in-country training programs is always a herculean task for the labor ministry. In-country training programs provided by the ministry  almost all the time remain under capacity. “Tourism, hospitality and the construction sectors are the priority sectors where employment opportunities …

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